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The Bear River Cabin is a spectacular log cabin located on 57 dramatic, wooded acres on scenic Route 26 in the Western Maine town of Newry, a three hour ride from Boston.  It is approximately 5 minutes from the Androscoggin River, 5 minutes from Grafton Notch State Park, 10 minutes from both the Sunday River Ski Area and the scenic town of Bethel and has direct access to the Maine Snowmobile system (ITS 84), the 42 mile Grafton Loop Trail and the Appalachian Trail.  It is the perfect four season location for downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, hiking, fishing, boating, sightseeing and just plain old relaxing.

The Bear River, the primary drainage system for Mahoosuc Mountain Range, flows for almost 2,000 feet through the property providing unparalleled water views as well as fishing (rainbow and brook trout) and swimming opportunities.  A large, natural pool in the river, located only steps from the Cabin was once the town’s unofficial swimming hole.  The pool is over 40 feet wide and 60 feet long and up to 12 feet deep with a smooth granite bottom and is perfect for a hot afternoon dip.  Just up from the river is an area that fills with water in the winter and turns into a large skating pond when frozen.

The Cabin is sited on slopping terrain, is reached by a new bridge constructed over the river, and has views of both the river and 3,300 foot Puzzle Mountain.  It is presently under construction and scheduled for occupancy by Thanksgiving.  It has over 5,000 square feet of livable space, including three very large bedrooms (two with vaulted ceilings); four and one-half baths (the master with Jacuzzi tub); a spectacular vaulted ceiling Great Room with adjoining large kitchen and large dining room; a loft overlooking the Great room; 5 sliding doors leading to a 1000 square foot deck with hot tub; and a two car heated garage. 

Built of Douglas fir logs, from 13 to 17 inches in diameter that were imported from British Colombia, it was designed and finished with over 8,000 square feet of pine ceilings and a dramatic pitched roof that includes four large gables and four dormers. A computerized radiant heating system installed beneath the floors throughout the Cabin (including the garage) insures that our guests will always be comfortable and will be able to walk around the Cabin in their bare feet, regardless of the outside temperature.  The Cabin is wired with CAT 5 for high speed telecommunications, as well as with Direct TV and an $10,000 entertainment system featuring 37 strategically located Bose speakers.  In short, The Bear River Cabin sets a new standard for luxurious, year-round, country vacationing in Western Maine.